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was only 5. my people were revolutionary refugees. they had to be fed by the united states government and housed by the united states government. i know what poverty is. i've been up through it. >> jennifer: george romney, a republican through and through who was not, like his son trapped in the bubble of wealth and privilege and who freely admits his family was helped by the u.s. government's social programs in their time of need. now many modern-day republicans are running away from romney's statement today. people like connecticut republican senate candidate linda mcmahon who said today "i disagree with governor romney's insinuation that 47% of americans believe they're victims who must depend on the government for their care." mcmahon may not want to suffer the political backlash. but she like many other republicans and fox news commentators, she has used the 47% line before. here she is earlier in this very campaign. >> i would like to see everyone pay their fair share. 47% of the people today don't pay
next, few people know more about the inner workings of the united states supreme court than jeffrey toobin. he will join us next to talk about the battle over obama care voter i.d. laws and much more. that's next. you don't want to miss it. health matters to all of us. that's why lysol has started a mission for health. with new mom programs, lysol healthy habits initiatives in schools and disaster relief efforts. when you use lysol at home, you'll know you're a part of something bigger. for healthy tips and more, visit [ nervous ] i hope no one recognizes us... think these disguises will... no. [ male announcer ] salty. sweet. >> freedom is under assault here. i mean they're taking away american's freedom on one of the most important decisions that americans make. >> pragmatic effect is the decision is there will be a black cloud over any prospect of economic recovery in the united states. >> jennifer: whatever. based on their level of vitriol you would think that rick perry and michele
the industry gets embedded here in the united states. more of the wind energy development in republican districts is present. 81% of the wind energy development is in republican districts. so don't you think there could be bipartisan support for the production tax credit? >> there is in the senate -- senator grassley, senator moran and senator brown have been supportive. what is the production tax credit do for rural communities? it is a cash crop that's predictable every year. most of the wind blows in agricultural areas. we also have manufacturing states like yours in the midwest that are dying to regain a manufacturing footing and so again, i just -- this is -- beyond tone-deaf on the part of the romney campaign. let me say one other thing the wind industry doesn't expect to have the subsidy forever. they want it phased out. but it is a fledgling industry. it needs these incentives. they've been helpful in building our manufacturing base back to where we want it to be. >> jennifer: you personally have been testifying
are protesting? >> definitely built up resentment against the west and the united states exploding. another thing that may give people solace is some of these protests albeit explosive were relatively small. today's protest in cairo was about 2,000. last year you had hundreds of thousands. in sudan it was 5,000. it doesn't mean we shouldn't be alarmed, but they are not drawing everybody. >> jennifer: today the taliban attacked the allied base in afghanistan where prince harry is stationed. is that about him or the movie, or something else? >> it was absolutely about him. the taliban put out a statement saying we will kill prince harry. they were looking for him and going after him. >> jennifer: let's get to another really important nexus here which is iran and israel. first of all does this wave mean that iran is next to act up? >> no, i don't -- look you have had times where iran has had its own revolution in 2009. what iran could do is seize the distraction. the u.s. will be distractioned with this right now. there is an election and a major crisis in the middle east pr
't figure out a way to get more manufacturing jobs in the united states, i just might have to start yelling. plus, it's tough to turn on the tv and not hear about the 1% or the middle class. we're forgetting about another group in more ways than one. later, it amazes me that in a country of 300 million citizens, this election will come down to just a handful of voters in just a handful of swing states. this is "the war room" on >> jennifer: now to my point which is about my obsession i am obsessed, obsessed with cracking the code to getting more manufacturing jobs in the united states of america. i've been looking at the made in label of everything around this desk. my beautiful tigers cup made in china. my shirt my jacket, my shoes made in china. this computer, made in china. these pens, made in japan. this etch-a-sketch from ohio art made in china. my phone made in taiwan. my glasses made in denmark. it makes me so sad and frustrated that these products all around me support jobs overseas. i've been losing sleep ove
and cookie, too. i think having been a congressman, he's obviously united states senator now. he knows policy. he was a trade rep. he was a white house -- in congress. this guy knows his stuff. but i think interestingly apparently, he's somewhat of a method actor. he listened to tapes, for instance, of the books on tape of barack obama and he's really able to take on the effect and the cadence of the person he's playing. and he too has great bedside manner. he's somewhat of a prankster. he develops very warm relationships not only with republicans but democrats have nice things to say about him. >> jennifer: interesting because he was so close to being selected for vice president. i don't know that being a debate stand-in is a good second nod. but president obama is going to be heading to henderson nevada for three days of debate prep behind closed doors. when you and i helped to prepare joe biden i'm curious from your perspective, jill, what was the most surprising thing to you about that whole debate prep? >> th
: quickly moody's is warning that the united states is soon going to face a credit downgrade if they don't deal with this. what would that do to our retirement accounts and mutual funds and stocks if that hand? >> i'm not part of the rating agency. i sold my company to moody's so i have no insider information about the downgrade, but i read carefully what they say and pay close attention to it. and they are pretty clear if we get into next year and can't get a deal and do those things i discussed, they will probably down grade the debt. that won't cataclysmic, but it will hurt. they will download all of the debts. so we will see investment managers having to sell that debt, because they have contractors with investors saying that can't own debt at ratings that are lower than agreed. and that hurts everybody, 401k pension, because we all own stocks and bonds. so this is not a good thing. >> jennifer: all right. mark i really appreciate it. mark zandi, chief economist at moody's analytics. and up next, win the presidency, take back the house, keep the senate? we'll s
in the united states, governor, had more african-americans and latinos turn out to vote after the voter i.d. law had been put in place. >> i appreciate you trying to tow the party line, but i think it's really clear what the effect of these voter i.d. laws on. i want to get to affirm active action. you say we should end it, because it is taking us backwards rather than advancing people with color as they are unable to move forward without a crutch from the government. there is an affirmative action case before the supreme court now. do you think college admissions should be purely and testing and grades. >> i do. a college also has to take into account diversity. you want a college campus that is reflective of america. i'm also concerned you look back president kennedy said that race should have no form under the color of law in american life. i think unfortunately his desire to make sure that we had an equal application of the law regardless of your skin color has turned into a quota system. i am not in favor of quotas, of admitting x number of people based on the color of their skin. i'm stron
, first of all the first for you presidents of the united states, george washington, adams, jefferson madison all agreed on one thing. don't create political parties. don't especially create the kind of permanent factions that we have today. where democrats are always on one side and republicans are always on the other side. and they just simply are unable to come together. even on the most urgent issues to find a way to compromise and get something done. >> jennifer: well, we've got a great example of polarization from the senate floor today. let's take a listen. >> the number one job of this congress domestically should have been more private sector jobs. the president's long-held view of redistribution as a goal for the government is not going to accomplish that. >> the president's put our entire economy in jeopardy in order to serve his own political interests. >> jennifer: it's just -- it is classic example of what goes on every single day on the floor. you think that goes against the principle of the f
is the defense budget. >> jennifer: right. >> we spend more money, the united states, the next 17 countries combined, 15 of the countries happen to be our allies. >> there's some room there. i think a good one. easy to say -- we would cut. millions of dollars. it will sound specific. all they have to do is say we've done this, we've done that. we've done all of these things. republicans have done zero on the issue of new revenue. we've gone above and beyond. >> jennifer: this is the important point. when you answer a question in a debate, you say your point then you pivot to an attack. you always have to pivot to an attack. you want to get your opponent off of their game. >> this is a choice, not a referendum. >> jennifer: mark, you asked this question that you think governor romney could be concerned about. because you haven't been specific with how you would pay for your 20% across the board tax cuts democrats say it would end up costing the middle class. specifically, i'm the moderator specifically, governo
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